Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it was honoured with an Electronic Products’ “Product of the Year” award for its lowest power, cost-optimised mid-range PolarFire field programmable gate array (FPGA). Now in its 42nd year, the annual awards program recognises the industry’s best new products.
Electronic Products, owned by the media group AspenCore, undertook a rigorous vetting process of products launched in 2017. The winners were selected on the basis of innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application, and substantial achievement in price and performance. Microsemi’s PolarFire FPGA was recognised for delivering the industry’s first non-volatile mid-range FPGA with tangible power and cost benefits over SRAM FPGAs featuring 12.7 Gpbs transceivers.
“We are excited to be recognised by Electronic Products with its ‘Product of the Year’ award, as the magazine has been a go-to resource for design engineers seeking the latest in product technology for more than 50 years,” said Suresh Menon, vice president of engineering at Microsemi. “This prestigious honour not only validates our leadership in delivering a truly innovative FPGA product family that transforms the way the market thinks about traditional mid-range FPGAs, but also acknowledges our team’s ability to provide the differentiation necessary to meet our customers’ ever-evolving requirements.”
The 2017 Product of the Year Awards were announced in the January 2018 issue of Electronic Products with a cover feature and details on each product. Additionally, the winning products appear on Electronic Products’ website: www.electronicproducts.com/ProductYear.aspx.
“Our PolarFire FPGA family adoption is continuing to build momentum. With engineering samples shipping since mid-2017 and production available in early 2018, key customers developing communications, industrial and imaging applications are already successfully designing with PolarFire devices,” said Shakeel Peera, vice president of product marketing at Microsemi. “The recent release of Libero SoC PolarFire v2.0, new lower cost Microsemi and distributor kits, and additional solutions to help customers ramp designs faster will continue to accelerate PolarFire usage in low power mid-range FPGA designs.”